I Wound A Path – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Contribution


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“‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”  Alfred Lord Tennyson

I Wound A Path

Many have tried to straighten the path of love,
to paint it smooth and make it certain,
but where is love without pain
or the threshold of uncertainty
that it might stir the heart
and rack one’s mind in sweet turmoil?
How could one surrender if there was
nothing to surrender for?
Where is triumph without a fall?
What dullness!
Not me. I wound a path
and risked the fall,
that was my contribution.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under challenge, Free Verse, life, love, poem, quote

67 responses to “I Wound A Path – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A courageous contribution at that too Paul. Wonderful poem.

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  2. Yes, without risk there is no love…I’m so glad I too did not play it safe! I agree with VJ, wonderful poem!

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  3. Its the risk that makes it all so worthwhile. Well done Paul

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  4. The points, are on point. Nicely written poem.

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  5. Very true, I especially like the surrender if there’s nothing…

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  6. Ah Paul! Love is definitely worth all the risks, falls and the
    winded path! Lovely.

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  7. This poem has deeply affected me today as I am dealing with the loss of a friend who I have loved and cared for. Wonderful poem, Paul. I appreciate these words very much.

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    • I am so sorry to hear of your loss, and thank you for sharing such a deep love. Thank you too for sharing how the poem connected for you, I very much appreciate your thoughts.


  8. Spot on, Paul, and beautifully articulated as usual.

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  9. From your poetry, I can see that you know much of love.

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  10. The path I wound was yellow, and paved with bricks. Also, there were flying monkeys.

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  11. Well I think it sucks, not your poem, but the concept. Do we really have a choice in the matter?

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  12. Yes, one needs to be brave when one falls in love.
    My path is one that is heavily corrugated, with misty red dust and big, pot holes but I love the bumpy ride 🙂

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  13. Simply Beautiful.
    Also, thanks for following my blog

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  15. You nailed it, in perfection, Paul! “Where is triumph without a fall?
    What dullness!” 😉 Michael

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  16. lync56

    So so beautiful and so so very true – love the picture too



  17. I like that it deals with the reality of love. Thanks for the poem.

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